Lincoln City boss David Holdsworth was delighted with the return of Conal Platt after he made his first appearance since breaking his leg last February.
The former Liverpool trainee came on as a second half substitute in last night's 4-2 defeat at Southport replacing Nicky Nicolau for the last 15 minutes of the Blue Square Bet Premier clash.
"I'm so pleased that Conal is back even if it was for 15 minutes," he said.
"His confidence will rise considerably as a result of that.
"Conal will never be a tough tackling winger but he produced a couple of challenges.
"What he has got is a lot of ability on the ball.
"He has got over the hurdle of getting back on the pitch and I'm delighted for him."